Today’s Work Wear look is inspired by a fashion shoot with Olivia Palermo wearing Tibi for Marie Claire Mexico. I am in love with everything about this photo – the styling is impeccable, the location is gorgeous in its simplicity and her hair and makeup wants me to immediately cut off my hair and get the curling tongs out.
Anyway, the peplum top immediately caught my eye and I thought it would be a great starting point for a work wear look. I think peplum is quietly moving away from being a “trend” item and is solidfying itself as a classic piece in any wardrobe and this Anson two-tone stretch twill top has an interesting contrast with the black and white and the peplum isn’t too much.
Every girl should own a pair of tailored black pants, and if they are made by Saint Laurent, then all the better. I’m a big fan of the heavy crease and the tuxedo strip on the outside of each leg (not seen here), giving an almost masculine finish which is then offset with the slim fit. Paired with the oh-so-girly peplum top for a flattering silhouette.
I was originally looking for more of a pump shoe but when I came across these 3.1 Phillip Lim Kadie Booties, I thought they added a little bit of style to this otherwise simple outfit, and they are just so damn cool. The black glossy leather, solid white heel and cut out detailing? It’s no wonder that these bad boys are now sold out.
As the week starts to wind to a close, this is an outfit that while chic for the office, could be seamlessly taken to night with a bright lip and a fancy clutch. After all, Thursdays are the new Friday.